Yethu Network of Schools

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  • Shine Literacy

  • In South Africa, 78% of Grade Four children cannot read for meaning (PIRLS, 2016). We, at Shine Literacy, are helping to transform the prospects of some of South Africa’s most vulnerable children by breaking the destructive cycle of poor literacy, low educational attainment, wasted potential and poverty. We do this by providing structured English literacy support to children, providing storybooks and readers and empowering parents and caregivers through Family Literacy Workshops. We work in partnership with like-minded NGO’s, individuals and non-profit organisations to raise awareness and develop approaches that are appropriate and sustainable.

     Shine Literacy


    Shine Trust, Zonnebloem College Estate, Cambridge Street, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 7925.

  • Lalela

  • We provide educational arts for at-risk youth to spark creative thinking and awaken the entrepreneurial spirit. Through our arts curriculum and critical messaging component, we set out to teach children how to map and manifest their dreams and goals, launching the possibility of a different future for themselves and their communities. We also offer a resource guide and workshops aimed at assisting educators who work with learners affected by trauma.

  •   021 790 1108


    36 Albert Street, Hout Bay, Cape Town, 7806, South Africa.

  • Chrysalis Academy

  • We are an academy geared towards the development of young adults between the ages of 18-25. We aim to provide a platform for youth to deepen their resilience and unleash their potential through mental, physical, emotional and spiritual development, enabling them to be role models and agents of positive change. We also work with schools to provide support to learners who may be in need of additional support to remain in and complete their schooling.

  •   0217121023
     Chrysalis Academy


    Porter Estate, Tokai Road, Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Reading to Learn South Africa

  • Through rigorous training, we give teachers the tools to use the power of genre-based pedagogy in every subject for every learner at every level. Our methodology has been developed in response to current urgent needs, particularly of marginalised learners, to rapidly improve reading and writing for educational access and success. These theoretical foundations are integrated in a set of teaching strategies that are optimally practical in diverse classroom settings, and accessible for teachers to acquire and use as part of their ordinary practice in their grade or curriculum area.

  •  Reading to Learn South Africa
  • New loveLife Trust

  • Commonly known as “LoveLife”, we are a South African non-profit youth organisation that was established in 1999 as a joint initiative of leading South African non-governmental organisations, private foundations and the South African government. With the passage of time our vision has evolved to not only focus on HIV prevention, but rather to become “a leader in Youth Health Promotion” where Health, in line with the World Health Organisation (WHO), is defined as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. We position our programmes not only for risk reduction and active lifestyles but also as the generator of empowered young people with a better future. We are POWERING THE FUTURE!

  •   0737471804
     New loveLife Trust


    1 Rose Innes Street, Cnr. Mendi Str., Langa, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7455.

  • Marimba Jam Cares

  • We believe in the power of music to unlock the potential within every child. The Marimba Jam Rising Stars Program is the catalyst for this ideology. We provide regular, weekly marimba band classes to under-resourced schools that have no access to music education programs. In line with our motto “Finding Harmony in Community”, we host annual events such as The Marimba Jam Festival that serve to promote nation-building and social cohesion amongst learners from different socio-economic backgrounds. We use music as a vehicle for transformation to create a more peaceful and equal society.

  •   0814404029
     Marimba Jam Cares


    Montebello Design Studio, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape

  • Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay

  • We are an after-school programme that aims to use the healing power of music to help children who have faced trauma, abuse and neglect.  At KMA we provide a stable, safe and nurturing afternoon environment where the magic of music tuition develops children’s self-confidence, leading to enhanced cognitive, emotional and social skills and helping them grow into future-fit, resilient individuals whilst advancing and preserving South African musical culture. Our Psycho-social department includes peer mentors and leadership programmes, an in-house social worker and music therapy. We also have a homework support programme where we provide the pupils with a maths tutor, run read for meaning sessions, and offer English and Afrikaans support. We also offer a pupil wellness service, which includes eye tests, hearing tests, a daily nourishing meal and safe transport to and from KMA.

  •   066 285 6747
     Kronendal Music Academy of Hout Bay


    153 Empire Avenue, Hout Bay, 7806

  • The Bookery

  • We create and support libraries in under-resourced schools. We set up the space and employ a young person in the community as a library assistant (LA) to maintain and facilitate the library. We then continue to provide literacy support through activities, competitions, site visits, LA meetings and training workshops. Our mission is to create a culture of reading. We believe that every child deserves to experience the power and joy of reading and the opportunity to become informed, active citizens.

  •   0214614189
     The Bookery


    145 Sir Lowry Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915.

  • Community Keepers

  • We work with schools in building a culture of well-being where everyone can thrive. Through a whole-school approach we include learners, parents, caregivers, educators and school staff. We offer psychosocial support and professional counselling (in person or remote access through technology) at no charge to our partner school communities. We also offer resilience building workshops for learners, positive parenting workshops for caregivers and professional development workshops for educators.

  •   0727815535
     Community Keepers


    21 Rustenburg Road, Stellenbosch

  • MusicWorks

  • We are a Non-Profit Organisation that uses the power of music to unlock potential in the lives of children and their communities. We use music to create safe spaces for engagement, creativity, care and healing. We work with primary school learners to help nurture their self -esteem and resilience by using music and dance as our intervention. Our theory of change suggests that inclusive, quality education should include fostering the socio-emotional development of children living in poverty. We know that in order for children to reach their full potential and to become contributing members of society, it is imperative that they have access to safe, supportive spaces where they can build resilience and acquire personal and social skills that will help them to survive amidst adversity.

  •   082 839 4179
  • NACCW Isibindi Ezikoleni

  • We offer psychosocial support through programmes with learners and their families. We refer where necessary and also receive referrals from community based organisations and educators in the Schools we are based in. We also provide educational support, using a structured development approach, group work and individual work.  Again we refer to other stakeholders where necessary.

  •   0824118654


    1 Ratanang Street,Newtown, Postmasburg. 8420


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